In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Riddick,' 'Salinger' and More

6:00 PM PST 09/05/2013 by Anthony Abraham
Universal
"Riddick"

What THR's critics say about the movies opening this week.

Vin Diesel returns as Richard D. Riddick in Riddick, the third installment of the sci-fi series.

Stranded in a world far away from his home planet of Furya, Riddick struggles to survive as he fends off bloodthirsty predators and bounty hunters in an unrelenting, inhospitable environment. David Twohy's film also stars Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff and Karl Urban.

Read what The Hollywood Reporter's film critics have to say about the films opening this weekend and find out how they're expected to perform at the box office.

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Riddick

Vin Diesel returns to vanquish murderous thugs and lethal creatures alike in the third episode of the epic sci-fi franchise, again directed by David Twohy. Read Justin Lowe's review here.

Salinger

Filmmaker Shane Salerno's documentary chronicles the life and career of the Catcher in the Rye author. Read Stephen Farber's review here.

Winnie

Solid performances are undercut by lack of storytelling integrity in this plodding biopic. Read David Rooney's review here.

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A  Teacher

Romance between an introspective teacher and a high school student turns ugly in Hannah Fidell's first feature. Read David Rooney's review here.

Good Ol' Freda

The Beatles' longtime secretary tells what it was like to see the lads become icons. Read John DeFore's review here.

Hell Baby

Reno 911! creators Robert Ben Garant’s and Thomas Lennon’s joint feature debut co-stars Leslie Bibb and RobCorddry. Read Justin Lowe's review here.

My Father and the Man in Black

The son of Johnny Cash's longtime manager searches for meaning in journals of their time together. Read John DeFore's review here.

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99% - The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film

Co-directors Audrey EwellAaron AitesLucian Read and Nina Krstic assemble a film featuring varying opinions on the Occupy movements. Read Duane Byrge's review here.

Populaire

Romain Duris and Deborah Francois headline this retro romcom from first-time director Regis Roinsard. Read Jordan Mintzer's review here.

Touchy Feely

Rosemarie DeWitt stars in writer-director Lynn Shelton's film about a massage therapist who develops a strong aversion to touch. Read John DeFore's review here.

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Money for Nothing 

Jim Bruce worries that the Fed's course is leading to another catastrophe. Read John DeFore's review here.

Best Kept Secret

Samantha Buck's documentary chronicles the heroic efforts of a teacher to find placements for her autistic students after they graduate. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

I Am Breathing

Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon co-direct a Danish/Scottish documentary on a young father's terminal illness. Read Neil Young's review here.

Bounty Killer

This graphic novel-based, futuristic action movie concerns hired guns who target white-collar criminals. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

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Fire in the Blood

Director Dylan Mohan Gray probes the gross injustices of AIDS treatment in Africa, chronicling the battle of a dedicated group of people to break down pharmaceutical industry resistance. Read David Rooney's review here.

Il Futuro

Chilean director Alicia Scherson adapts a novel by her celebrated countryman Roberto Bolano. Read John DeFore's review here.

La Maison De La Radio

To Be and to Have director Nicolas Philibert explores the inner workings of Radio France in this Berlin Panorama premiere. Read Jordan Mintzer's review here.

The Ultimate Life

This combination sequel/prequel to The Ultimate Gift delivers more of its inspirational message. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

Tio Papi

A commitment-phobic bachelor is suddenly forced to care for his late sister's six children in Fro Rojas' comedy/drama. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

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